Friday, November 09, 2007

Are toys NOT safe anymore??

First, it was toys that were made in China because of excessive lead, then they said that some toys that were made in Mexico contain too much lead, and now they are making toys that can make kids drunk and go into a coma????? Are we NOT safe in America when it comes to our kids toys??? I don't know about Christmas and toy shopping. I may have them play with just wood and paper this year.....I know they wouldn't enjoy that but oh least they're safe!

Check this article out:

Aqua Dots Recall

Spin Master is recalling about 4.2 million Aqua Dots craft kits because the "coating on the beads that causes the beads to stick to each other when water is added contains a chemical that can turn toxic when many are ingested."

How toxic? According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, "children who swallow the beads can become comatose, develop respiratory depression, or have seizures." Australian authorities, where the toy has been sold under the day Bindeez, report that it contains a chemical that can break down into GHB, which is also known as the date-rape drug. And all of this time we were worried about lead paint on toys...

If you have this toy, you should take it away from your kids and can contact Spin Master for a replacement toy. Keep in mind that there are several kinds of Aqua Dots toys though, including the Aqua Dots Pet Pals and Aqua Dots Studio Playset, and it looks like they are all included in the recall.


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